Champix: Quit Day - Pls Share yr 1st day experiences

Hi Everyone,

So this is my first day with no cigarettes. I was just fine until about 1:00 pm at which time I had a fairly strong urge. I have now been thinking non-stop about smoking (it is 4:39 pm here). Is this usual?

How long until I stop constantly wanting one, unless I'm busy?

What were your experiences about thinking about it, and having an urge.

BTW, yesterday, the cigarettes did nothing for me and I would only have 3 or 4 drags before butting. I had cut down to about 1/4 of what I used to smoke.

Any info you can share will be appreciated. It sounded so easy.

Thanks a bunch!!!

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  • well done man. your doing well.

    i havent stopped the constantly wanting one unless im busy. i think there is this mystical crossover / period where you realise that you just do more stuff cos you dont smoke and therefore you havent got so much time doing nothing anymore.

    which is good! but i think it takes some time to come.

    annyyyy wayy. we are getting well ahead of our selves.

    firstly congratulations on doing day one. day 100 dont exist without day one.

    sounds like the champix is built up in your system and its the mental battle now.

    good luck - you can do it !! :D

  • the after lunch cravings are more than normal.. its a trigger time.

    I'm using patches and i still get an urge mostly on mondays after lunch at the moment, but today i got another after lunch.

    yeah they can last a while if you don't manage them tho, deep breathing helps me. Getting someone to distract you by talking to you while you go through one can help too.

  • OK. So, it's normal even with Champix. Darn!! I was hoping not to go through the wanting.

    Sitting and reading these posts while doing Freecell works OK, as well as chewing normal gum (not nrt).

    I agree with the being busy. So, I'll just get on with it then. Cheating wouldn't help anyway because I'm on Champix LOL! :D

    Thanks for the replies.

  • Hey Canuck....my first day without ciggies on Champix was the same....It was awful:rolleyes:...but I'm here to tell you it gets better......heaps better......it will turn into a fleeting thought in a couple of days...usually a trigger like after meals etc...just do something else like the dishes...lol...it helps!! Having said that I have had a few days where I feel like part of me is missing(very miserable) but I have got over it quickly....keeping busy seems to be the answer (go for a walk) and I know I feel like a new person and so will you....Good luck Kez.

  • Hi Canuck :D

    Well done on day 2 of your quit

    The constant thinking about fags and smoking are normal but it will pass with time Promise

    It gets just a little easier everyday even if you don't notice it

    Keep going it does get better

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and send all new members sorry but I can't remember if you laready had this or not

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off whyquit.com and woofmang.com Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Love

    Marg

  • Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!

    I am feeling somewhat better today, but my hubby is still smoking and that is hard. I just keep wanting to ask for a puff. With Champix that is just stupid because I won't get anything out of it.

    I'll just keep on keeping on. You're all terrific. :)

    Thanks,

    Kari (from an acreage near Edmonton, Alberta in Canada).

    BTW, we can tell fall is coming already.:(

  • but my hubby is still smoking and that is hard.

    I can relate to that....mine is the same.....but I can handle that better now;)I look down my nose at him cause I have more money:D

    Glad you are feeling better.......You are doing great Kari....Keep it up...Cheers Kez.

  • Hi Kari :D

    I'm so pleased to hear that you feel better today well done

    I can imagine how hard it is for you with your Hubby still smoking

    Could he maybe keep them out of sight or even smoke outside failing that maybe designate a room where he can smoke but you needn't go at least for a while until your quit is better established

    Just hang in there it gets easier Promise

    Love

    Marg

  • Hi Marg,

    Yes, he smokes outside. We stopped smoking in the house after my bout with H1N1 flu/pneumonia and I realized that I have to quit due to the resulting damage (I describe my experience in Week 2 > Finally decided to register). So, he's very considerate, but I still know he's going for a smoke ... you know?

    I'll have to get used to the idea some people still smoke.

    This is my first weekend and in some ways I'm doing great and in others, not so great.

    Reading this site helps.

    Have a great weekend everyone,

    Kari

  • Hi All,

    Just to keep you updated this is Day no 7 without cigs Champix is working wonders for me went out at the weekend all my friends smoke had no interest... never thought i would see the day! Don't get me wrong i still think about them ie after lunch / dinner but I don't actually want one...its v strange.

    Good luck everyone really hope this is it for me.:)

    Luv

    Kara

  • Hi Kt3 :D

    Well don on day 4 that's great just hang in there

    It gets easier with everyday

    Below is my standard welcome and advice poat which I try and send all new members

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off whyquit.com and woofmang.com Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Love

    Marg

  • New Day 1 - New resolve

    Well, I'm going back to day 1. I puffed my hubby's cigarette too many times (but not too terribly many times). I've been my own worst enemy and realize NO nicotine is the goal to shoot for.

    So far I feel fine, but it's only 8:13. I'm at work though and that means i managed the 1st one with coffee, as well as my hour drive. So that is good.

    I must buy some sunflower seeds. That seems to help.

    Thanks everyone.

    Kari

  • Sunflower seeds seems a good plan, i tried them once, they aint bad at all!

    good luck kari, keep us posted.

    (( kari ))

  • Carry on the good work on getting through day 1! I have reached the 3 month stage through Champix. It has not always been easy but it has been worth it! My breathing etc has been tonnes better. No cough. People are saying how well I look even though I am a stone heavier! I am enjoying my new found wealth. I still have my difficult times but the positives of not smoking far outweigh the negatives. My husband has continued to smoke and this has been difficult at times but when I hear him coughing his guts up in the morning I remember why I gave up.

    I had a bad day yesterday but this soon passed when I found this website.

  • I had a bad day yesterday but this soon passed when I found this website.

    :) great to read this.

  • Day one was horrible...thought I had gone to hell!

    Woke up on day 2 and thought it would be easier to stay in bed for the rest of my life. Felt depressed, life was too hard....etc etc. Remembered I had bought a bottle of homeopathic withdrawal spray earlier in the year on my annual stop-smoking plan, which I had never used.

    What a difference!

    The spray seemed to just cut the urge...I've concluded that a large part of that was the medicinal taste it left...or yeah maybe ok the homeopathics. Anyway...worked for me.

    Day one is most definitely the hardest...there's a reason my annual efforts have lasted no longer than 5 hours. (day 12 now)

    Withdrawals stopped after day 2 (this is non-NRT). I'm working on psychological and habitual addiction now....winning so far!

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